Rosario, Province of La Union

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceLa Union
Barangay count33
Postal code2506
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLingayen Gulf [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)73.98 km2 (28.56 sq mi)
Population (2015)55,458
Density (2015)750 / km2 (1,942 / sq mi)
Coordinates16° 14' North, 120° 29' East (16.2295, 120.4878)
Estimated elevation above sea level128.3 meters (420.9 feet)

Rosario is a coastal municipality in the province of La Union.

The municipality has a land area of 73.98 square kilometers or 28.56 square miles which constitutes 4.94% of La Union's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 55,458. This represented 7.05% of the total population of La Union province, or 1.10% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 750 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,942 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rosario has 33 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Alipang1.72%9529282.59%0.49%
Ambangonan1.05%58149716.90%3.02%
Amlang3.76%2,0842,088-0.19%-0.04%
Bacani2.45%1,3591,2855.76%1.07%
Bangar1.19%658916-28.17%-6.10%
Bani2.98%1,6541,5546.44%1.19%
Benteng‑Sapilang2.28%1,2631,1876.40%1.19%
Cadumanian1.84%1,0191,033-1.36%-0.26%
Camp One5.79%3,2132,82313.82%2.49%
Carunuan East2.66%1,4741,4253.44%0.65%
Carunuan West2.70%1,4981,29715.50%2.78%
Casilagan1.20%66758713.63%2.46%
Cataguingtingan4.61%2,5542,5281.03%0.20%
Concepcion5.90%3,2743,2062.12%0.40%
Damortis4.53%2,5132,3526.85%1.27%
Gumot‑Nagcolaran3.53%1,9581,69515.52%2.78%
Inabaan Norte3.38%1,8731,7695.88%1.09%
Inabaan Sur2.67%1,4811,31212.88%2.33%
Marcos2.52%1,3981,3960.14%0.03%
Nagtagaan3.46%1,9191,63217.59%3.13%
Nangcamotian1.34%742789-5.96%-1.16%
Parasapas3.24%1,7981,7572.33%0.44%
Poblacion East3.93%2,1802,0934.16%0.78%
Poblacion West3.37%1,8671,69010.47%1.91%
Puzon1.51%8368241.46%0.28%
Rabon1.87%1,0359904.55%0.85%
San Jose1.06%59052213.03%2.36%
Subusub4.73%2,6212,5861.35%0.26%
Tabtabungao5.13%2,8472,46015.73%2.82%
Tanglag1.34%74363716.64%2.97%
Tay‑ac4.82%2,6722,36213.12%2.38%
Udiao4.67%2,5922,21417.07%3.05%
Vila2.78%1,5432,245-31.27%-6.89%
Rosario Total55,45852,6795.28%0.98%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Rosario for the fiscal year of 2016 was 196,901,948.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200985,595,224.45
2010106,343,549.7124.24%
2011114,148,061.377.34%
2012125,135,355.769.63%
2013157,006,928.4925.47%
2014131,714,636.46-16.11%
2015169,556,502.7828.73%
2016196,901,948.6616.13%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Rosario is 5 to 9, with 5,800 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 638 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,146
1 to 44,627
5 to 95,800
10 to 145,469
15 to 195,143
20 to 244,982
25 to 294,341
30 to 344,165
35 to 393,570
40 to 443,115
45 to 493,005
50 to 542,526
55 to 592,329
60 to 641,898
65 to 691,366
70 to 74699
75 to 79638
80 and over639
Total55,458

Historical population

The population of Rosario grew from 18,045 in 1960 to 55,458 in 2015, an increase of 37,413 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.98%, or an increase of 2,779 people, from the previous population of 52,679 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,045
22,1182.01%
25,3542.78%
29,3312.96%
35,0101.79%
38,3761.73%
43,4972.72%
49,0251.66%
52,6792.65%
55,4580.98%

Location

The municipal center of Rosario is situated at approximately 16° 14' North, 120° 29' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 128.3 meters or 420.9 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Rosario are Baguio, Dagupan, Urdaneta, San Carlos, San Fernando, and Alaminos. The nearest municipalities are Sison, Pugo, Santo Tomas, Pozorrubio, San Fabian, and Tubao. Its distance from the national capital is 188.88 kilometers (117.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 188.88 kilometers (117.37 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 55,458, ranked 434 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.56 square kilometers, ranked 1,180 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 750 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 238 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.98%, ranked 731 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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